For Your Ignorance Ep. 9 – 9/12/20

In this episode Daniel and Zack cover the 19th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks and how both presidential candidates...
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For Your Ignorance Ep. 9 – 9/12/20

Former Dallas Fuel coach collaborates with “Overwatch” team

One of the Comet Esports “Overwatch” teams recently received professional advice when former Dallas Fuel coach Louis “Tikatee” Lebel-Wong spent...
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Former Dallas Fuel coach collaborates with “Overwatch” team

Autumn sports stumble, don’t fall

While fall sports were officially cancelled, the American Southwest Conference (ASC) has released schedules for student-athletes to play a consolation...
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Autumn sports stumble, don’t fall

Smash team hosts recruitment tournaments

The Smash team at Comet Esports recently ran recruitment tournaments to find more players. On Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and...
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Smash team hosts recruitment tournaments

Teaming up to Collaborate

For virtually enrolled Comets, a two-platform solution optimally balances functionality and convenience in online classes. UTD has no standardized platform...
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Teaming up to Collaborate

The real reason young adults don’t vote

Many older voters subscribe to the idea that young adults are politically uninformed or too lazy to vote. This misconception...
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The real reason young adults don’t vote

Logical fallacies kill reason

If we vote for [insert candidate name here], eventually democracy will die out. This is because [insert candidate name here]...
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Logical fallacies kill reason

Comet Cruisin’ for a bruisin’

To help keep passengers safe, UTD parking and transportation services has installed sanitary features in its new Comet Cruisers and...
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Comet Cruisin’ for a bruisin’

“It’s a comfortable place for students to isolate”

UTD’s Residential Life office has allocated 100 suites at Canyon Creek Heights North to use as quarantine isolation units. Associate...
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“It’s a comfortable place for students to isolate”

SG vice president candidate disqualified from elected position

The Student Government election board has voted unanimously to disqualify vice president candidate Stephanie Royer from her recently elected position...
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SG vice president candidate disqualified from elected position

What’s up with Honorlock?

UTD has implemented online exam proctoring through Honorlock, but the software’s collection of data has led to widespread concerns about...
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What’s up with Honorlock?

Center for Global Business creates virtual internship program

International travel ground to a halt last semester, but the Center for Global Business has developed solutions to allow students...
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Center for Global Business creates virtual internship program

Vending machines offer disposable face masks

Vending machines across UTD are now selling disposable surgical face masks to help students safely return to life on campus....
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Vending machines offer disposable face masks

Looking behind the mask

Greeting a stranger with a friendly smile is certainly a little harder than it used to be, but perhaps one...
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Looking behind the mask

Virtual art exhibition reflects pandemic

Naked, with Fur, running from Aug. 14 to Sept. 26,is the latest virtual exhibition to grace the SP/N Gallery, and...
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Virtual art exhibition reflects pandemic

Comics: 9/14/20

Graphic by Bianca del Rio | Mercury Staff Graphic by Charlie Chang | Mercury Staff Graphic by Elizabeth Nguyen |...
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Mercury Morning News – September 1, 2020

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Mercury Morning News – September 1, 2020

Living in a twilight world

WARNING: minimal spoilers The best movies don’t just change the way we see the world after we leave the theatre...
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Living in a twilight world

Student gatherings: what’s permitted, what’s not

Student gatherings and club events are prohibited until further notice – with exceptions for free speech activities. Student organization officers...
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Student gatherings: what’s permitted, what’s not

Making a name from TikTok fame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW8rhpbEWFQ Famous isn’t an inaccurate description of finance freshman Karthik Veduruparthi. College student by day and TikTok star by night,...
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Making a name from TikTok fame

Friendship through the screen

A year ago, students walked into class, chose a seat and made small talk with their classmates — a luxury...
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Friendship through the screen

Think outside the (potato) bun

Edit as of 9/4/2020, 3:00pm: when contacted by The Mercury earlier today, Dining Services said that the Taco Bell Cantina...
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Think outside the (potato) bun

University closes select fall 2020 dining venues

Comets will have fewer places to dine this semester, as about two-thirds of on-campus dining locations close until further notice....
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University closes select fall 2020 dining venues

‘We have something for everyone, so stay active’

Students can now return to recreation facilities on campus—but with a few caveats. Tricia Losavio, the director of UREC, said...
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‘We have something for everyone, so stay active’

Visas are vital

As election season nears, it is crucial to understand the impact of the working visa program and how halting it...
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Visas are vital

At the mercy of the machine

Hiring season is back in full swing. Candidates are polishing their interviewing skills, hoping to snag coveted positions at tech...
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At the mercy of the machine

College + Greek life = a new you

The dreaded red solo cup. Every sorority girl’s worst nightmare is to be caught on camera with it. I won’t...
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College + Greek life = a new you

On the front lines

Following the fall athletics suspension, the UTD Athletics Department has introduced a new undertaking to spread some positivity: Comet Frontline...
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On the front lines

“League of Legends” club create the UTD League Championship Series

The LOLUTD club had players of all ranks battle against one another in a summer LCS-style tournament. The tournament consisted...
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“League of Legends” club create the UTD League Championship Series

Comics: 8/31/20

Graphic by Bianca del Rio | Mercury Staff Graphic by Charlie Chang | Mercury Staff Graphic by Quinn Sherer |...
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SG vice president candidate disqualified from elected position

This article will be updated as more information is acquired. Last update: Aug. 30, 9:30pm The Student Government election board...
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SG vice president candidate disqualified from elected position

For Your Ignorance Ep. 7 – 8/24/20

Get your biweekly intake of current events with The Mercury’s latest podcast, For Your Ignorance. Mercury staffers Daniel Zargaran and Zack Qureshi present news...
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For Your Ignorance Ep. 7 – 8/24/20

For Your Ignorance Ep. 6 – 8/19/20

Get your biweekly intake of current events with The Mercury’s latest podcast, For Your Ignorance. Mercury staffers Daniel Zargaran and Zack Qureshi present news...
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For Your Ignorance Ep. 6 – 8/19/20

Social justice For You

Though TikTok started off as a social media app for dancing teenagers and funny cat videos, it has recently become...
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Social justice For You

Arguing against the AATA

The life of an unborn person cannot reasonably supersede the rights of those carrying them. Blanket abortion restrictions like the...
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Arguing against the AATA

A ‘Smash’ hit

In a recent Smash tournament, UTD’s “Super Smash Bros.” teams beat out some of the best esports teams in Texas...
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A ‘Smash’ hit

Seasons ceasing?

Following the ASC’s announcement to postpone fall 2020 sports to spring, UTD also announced its intent to resume sports next...
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Seasons ceasing?

Rushing to online

A warm welcome from their sorority sisters used to feel close and personal. Now, new recruits are welcomed to the...
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Rushing to online

‘An effective treatment to reduce the severity and duration of a COVID infection’

A pharmaceutical company used a research study from UTD for affirming its potential treatment for COVID-19 recovery. COVID-19 causes inflammation...
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‘An effective treatment to reduce the severity and duration of a COVID infection’

Recycling during COVID

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Recycling during COVID

Housing safety restrictions

On-campus housing for the fall semester will experience a new series of safety restrictions meant to prevent the spread of...
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Housing safety restrictions

JSOM student petitions removal of certain online class fees

A UTD student started an online petition criticizing the university for charging distance learning fees for certain courses in JSOM....
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JSOM student petitions removal of certain online class fees

Pre-med, pre-law students share experience with taking gap years

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, 59.9% of students in 2015 reported taking a gap year before starting...
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Pre-med, pre-law students share experience with taking gap years

Are you looking after yourself?

Q: What are the ways I can help a friend who is having an anxiety/panic attack? -B Given that nearly...
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Are you looking after yourself?

Students help asylum seekers get legal assistance

A group of UTD students recently took up a project to help increase legal representation for asylum seekers in the...
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Students help asylum seekers get legal assistance

Student Government Candidates

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Student Government Candidates

Boba-fide success

With most small businesses facing hard times due to the pandemic, boba shops have stood out from the crowd —...
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Boba-fide success

Kicking off the Sunday shoes

Pushing furniture to the side of a room and training on concrete are a couple of accommodations the Power Dancers...
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Kicking off the Sunday shoes

Comics: 8/17/20

Graphic by Bianca del Rio | Mercury Staff Graphic by Charlie Chang | Mercury Staff Graphic by Elizabeth Nguyen |...
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Mercury Morning News – July 29, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw_BvaKyrRE
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Mercury Morning News – July 29, 2020

Making rounds virtually

Shadowing is an important part of the pre-med experience, but the ongoing pandemic has brought with it an alternative: virtual...
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Making rounds virtually

Academic Senate Survey – Student Feedback

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Academic Senate Survey – Student Feedback

Instructing face-to-face

While many classes have switched to an online format this fall, some professors have chosen in-person modalities — such as...
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Instructing face-to-face

A bright response to coronavirus

Several UTD students have created projects throughout quarantine aimed at improving daily life during COVID-19. SaniScanner — developed by mechanical...
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A bright response to coronavirus

Summary of fall class options (brief)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UTD has given students the option of choosing between in-person, online and hybrid classes...
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Summary of fall class options (brief)

The birth of VENUS

Members of the student organization VENUS dissolved their group at the conclusion of the spring 2020 semester, reforming as the...
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The birth of VENUS

Student organizations raise money for Yemen crisis

Dubbed by the UN as the ‘world’s largest humanitarian crisis,’ the current situation in Yemen has spurred on-campus groups to...
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Student organizations raise money for Yemen crisis

The virtual intern

The onset of the novel coronavirus caused many summer internships to be truncated, cancelled altogether or shifted online. In response,...
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The virtual intern

ICE directive rescinded

On July 6, ICE posted a statement on their website that international students not enrolled in in-person fall 2020 classes...
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ICE directive rescinded

Comets play the Feud

The UTD Athletics department introduced a virtual tournament for student athletes called “Comets Feud” over the summer break, inspired by...
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Comets play the Feud

Esports program now offering scholarships

The UTD esports department is now offering scholarships to student-players once they join the team. Esports coach Greg Adler said...
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Esports program now offering scholarships

Semitic BLM Semantics

The powerful cries of “I can’t breathe” and “Israel, we know you murder children, too” have joined hands to bring...
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Semitic BLM Semantics

‘Black Swan’? More like ugly duckling

We cannot perfectly predict the future. Many try. Some even build their careers on risk analysis and prediction. However, on...
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‘Black Swan’? More like ugly duckling

Being a better brother

Before I began attending UTD — and before the thought of rushing a fraternity had even crossed my mind —...
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Being a better brother

Pentakills can’t replace touchdowns

With a gap in traditional sports during quarantine, isn’t it time for esports to rise? After all, esports is still...
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Pentakills can’t replace touchdowns

Ask Sophie

Take a look at the world around you. In such a chaotic and unprecedented time, who isn’t struggling to preserve...
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Ask Sophie

Comics: 7/27/20

Graphic by Quinn Sherer | Mercury Staff Graphic by Charlie Chang | Mercury Staff Graphic by Elizabeth Nguyen | Mercury...
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Mercury Morning News – 07.06.2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCcL5D2vUz4 Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction, opening thoughts 3:06 - discussion of news piece "Your tuition, by the numbers" with reporter...
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Mercury Morning News – 07.06.2020

Virtual introduction to campus

With the onset of COVID-19, the necessity to avoid large gatherings and keep safe social distancing resulted in amendments to...
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Virtual introduction to campus

You teach eTeach

Students training to be teachers through the UTeach Dallas program face increased uncertainty in their prospective career after the pandemic...
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You teach eTeach

Ask Me Anything

Following a series of viral social media posts, UTD junior Nifa Kaniga’s activism as part of the Black Lives Matter...
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Ask Me Anything

Taking green from blue

If you have so much as opened a social media app this past month, you have surely been met with...
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Taking green from blue

UTDon’t Open

Everything is bigger in Texas: from our unbridled Texas pride and vast expanses of land to our unwavering commitment to...
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UTDon’t Open

On Police Oversight

In any true functioning democracy, community input shouldn’t be arduous. The coronavirus pandemic has been a catalyst to the evolving...
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On Police Oversight

Not biting clickbait

With more people turning to social media for news, the risk of circulating fake news increases. Fake news and altered...
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Not biting clickbait

Your tuition, by the numbers

Tuition for summer classes has not decreased during the move to completely online classes. A petition was started in early...
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Your tuition, by the numbers

Under one roof

UTD is developing a plan to address future COVID-19 cases as students return to on-campus housing. On June 16, UTD...
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Under one roof

Returning to labs

Research labs opened under limited circumstances since campus closed this spring are now steadily increasing capacity, with COVID-19 safety measures....
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Returning to labs

Professors discuss hesitations about teaching in person

In the fall, professors will have the option to choose whether they teach face-to-face or online. The Faculty Retention and...
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Professors discuss hesitations about teaching in person

Remote Learning: the benefits, the drawbacks

Spring 2020 provided a glimpse at online instruction and how students and teachers adapted to changes in learning conditions; now,...
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Remote Learning: the benefits, the drawbacks

Student enrollment concerns in fall 2020

For various students, changes and uncertainty about fall 2020 campus functionality brings up many unforeseen issues including financial problems and...
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Student enrollment concerns in fall 2020

‘I feel that I’m not being seen or heard’

When classes transitioned online, psychology junior Labiba Zarin Halim said she was not adequately accommodated and is concerned about how...
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‘I feel that I’m not being seen or heard’

‘If those 90 days pass, they lose their status and they’ll have to go home’

International students who graduated in May 2020 face questions about their employment and residency status amidst a shifting market. After...
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‘If those 90 days pass, they lose their status and they’ll have to go home’

Comics: 7/6/20

Graphic by Elizabeth Nguyen | Mercury Staff Graphic by Elizabeth Nguyen | Mercury Staff Graphic by Charlie Chang | Mercury...
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UTD Presidential Town Hall – 6.24.2020

Click here for town hall recording Note from the editor: Although the university should be providing their own recording of...
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‘You have a responsibility. Everyone has a responsibility.’

Tamara Havis is a computer engineering senior. Chizuruoke Ukachi-Nwata is a junior majoring in speech-language pathology and audiology. Axum Taylor...
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‘You have a responsibility. Everyone has a responsibility.’

Dallas faces rise in domestic violence cases during shelter-in-place policies

Following the first wave of COVID-19 in the U.S. and the subsequent period of social distancing, an increase in cases...
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Dallas faces rise in domestic violence cases during shelter-in-place policies

Supporting black lives

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Supporting black lives

What does the fight for civil rights look like in 2020?

After the events surrounding George Floyd’s death and the subsequent protests that erupted in nearly all states across the nation,...
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What does the fight for civil rights look like in 2020?

Designing flexible, effective virtual courses

As online classes continue into the summer semester, professors are learning to make adjustments to online schooling. Based on feedback...
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Designing flexible, effective virtual courses

A community that CARES

The CARES Act and two student emergency funds are major sources of financial aid to UTD students struggling financially during...
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A community that CARES

Comics: 6/15/20

Graphic by Bianca del Rio | Mercury Staff Graphic by Charlie Chang | Mercury Staff Graphic by Elizabeth Nguyen |...
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Are you looking after yourself?

The COVID-19 crisis, as well as the eruption of Black Lives Matter protests, have made the world feel on the...
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Are you looking after yourself?

Different country, different plan

In light of a worldwide crisis, it seems that a non-living organism has effectively exposed the fundamental flaws in our...
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Different country, different plan

Contrarian Creativity

Obstacles in life are often unexpected — especially lately. Scrambling for opportunities, something to do, many have found themselves stuck...
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Contrarian Creativity

Guarding against Vanguard

Riot Games’ “Valorant” has been stealing the hearts of gamers on the FPS scene, with thousands of players even before...
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Guarding against Vanguard

‘Everyone is in a dilemma. Everyone has doubts.’

Akshat Bhati, an international supply chain management graduate student, said it was a dream to come to the United States....
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‘Everyone is in a dilemma. Everyone has doubts.’

24/30 with COVID-19

As coronavirus shifts students’ academic plans, the 24-in-30 rule remains relevant to ensure graduation. This rule says that students have...
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24/30 with COVID-19

‘Coexist with COVID-19’

Beginning early May, Texas Governor Greg Abbott began the process of the gradual reopening of Texas. By now, the state...
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‘Coexist with COVID-19’

Letter from the Editor

Dear incoming student, I don’t know about you, but the last several weeks have been a blur of days that...
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Letter from the Editor

Twitter-ing birds

  Graphic by Cecilia Romero | Mercury Staff
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Note-able guidelines

Six ways to adapt notetaking habits to college When you wake up, what you eat and how you study are...
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Note-able guidelines

Exploring off-the-grid

Activities, locations off campus to discover UTD is a hub of activity during the week, and the surrounding Dallas metroplex...
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Exploring off-the-grid

Gone phishing

How to tell you’re reading a scam email Congratulations! You have been chosen to receive a free scholarship! Just confirm...
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Gone phishing

Temoc: the mascot, the mystery, the meme

A brief history of UTD’s iciest Comet As you arrived to UTD, you may have heard of the magnificently fiery...
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Temoc: the mascot, the mystery, the meme

A Guide to Title IX

Title IX, or Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, is a civil rights law that protects people...
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A Guide to Title IX

Letter to freshmen

Alumna Ananya Malik writes in to wish incoming freshmen well Welcome to UTD! While the beginning of your freshman year...
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Letter to freshmen

Hiker’s gear

Academic, financial resources to help you succeed The transition from high school to college can feel overwhelming, but there are...
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Hiker’s gear

Backwoods currency

Navigating Comet Cash spending locations Comet Cash — usable with a swipe of your Comet Card — is your handy-dandy...
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Backwoods currency

Keeping your wits about you

How to manage mental health on your next great adventure Ask almost any college student if they’re feeling stressed, and...
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Keeping your wits about you

Befriending fellow hikers – virtual edition

Four ways to connect online with future classmates One of the biggest transitions that is occurring globally is the switch...
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Befriending fellow hikers – virtual edition

Learning the ropes

What every freshman should do their first year Kicking off freshman year can be a major adjustment for anyone. As...
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Learning the ropes

Scavenging healthy trail food

How to maintain good nutrition in college Navigating freshman year of college can be overwhelming, with new roommates, unfamiliar buildings...
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Scavenging healthy trail food

Off the beaten path

Hidden spots to discover around campus UTD has lots of hidden gems that don’t appear on maps. Check these spots...
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Off the beaten path

Finding direction

A compass for navigating a virtual class format, habits for success The Student Success Center has a wide set of...
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Finding direction

How to Use the Sky Bridges on Campus: An Interactive Map

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Debate camp transitions online

Camp leadership navigates software to shift workshops to remote format Despite being miles apart, students discuss strategy in separate virtual...
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Debate camp transitions online

Sound on to press play

Why sound is more important than graphics to player experience What makes a video game go beyond average isn’t just...
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Sound on to press play

Changes to JSOM community service requirement

Social entrepreneurship class moves online, alternatives offered on case-by-case basis JSOM has a community service requirement that requires students to...
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Changes to JSOM community service requirement

Archer fellowship moves online

Students interning in Washington D.C. move back home, finish courses online The Archer fellowship is a program that gives UT...
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Archer fellowship moves online

Clubs adjust meetings, membership requirements to a virtual format

Student organization center helps groups transition online With the university closing for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, many...
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Clubs adjust meetings, membership requirements to a virtual format

UTD Students in National Guard deployed to combat COVID-19

Balancing school, military service during a global pandemic In response to the domestic spread of COVID-19, UTD students serving in...
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UTD Students in National Guard deployed to combat COVID-19

Social media virus

How to fight the spread of misinformation online COVID-19 can be cured by ingesting fish-tank cleaning products or flushing your...
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Social media virus

SSBU players rank in top ten

‘Super Smash Brothers Ultimate’ Comet eSport players achieve high power ranking In the first season of competitive “Super Smash Brothers...
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SSBU players rank in top ten

Continuing Onward Online

How to apply the message of ‘Onward’ when we’re all inside “Onward” was one of the films that was hit...
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Continuing Onward Online

Refunds issued for meal plan holders

UTD began issuing partial refunds on April 15 Following the cancellation of campus housing in response to COVID-19, UTD has...
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Refunds issued for meal plan holders

Privacy versus public health

The importance of navigating personal privacy during a global pandemic Around the world, countries continue to wage their battle against...
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Privacy versus public health

Finding novelty at home

20 new activities to try while social distancing Being cooped up in the same place for weeks might start to...
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Members of UTD community volunteer to produce face masks

ACME Creation Lab recruits volunteers to distribute personal protective equipment After personal protective equipment shortages were caused by the COVID-19...
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Members of UTD community volunteer to produce face masks

Anti-love or anti-repression?

A rebuttal to ‘Pro-sex/Anti-love’ Content warning: sexual assault “‘Abby’ -- we’ll call her—” This was the beginning of an all-too-familiar...
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Anti-love or anti-repression?

Lockdown cinnamon rolls

Two UTD students launch a homemade cinnamon roll business Psychology sophomore Mason Kitchens and electrical engineering junior Chase Ferrell are...
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Lockdown cinnamon rolls

Ask Sophie

Advice from one student to another Q: How can I keep a good relationship with my significant other during COVID-19?...
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Ask Sophie

UTD Presidential Town Hall – 4.22.2020

Timestamps and corresponding questions/answers 00:00 – 3:50 – Introductions, opening remarks by President Benson03:51 – 5:44 – How will credit/no...
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Issue: 4/27/20

Graphic by Bianca Del Rio | Mercury Staff Graphic by Sarah Streety | Mercury Staff Graphic by Jenna Cherrey |...
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UTD custodian nominated for national custodian award

30-year UTD employee Bron Clayton continues custodial efforts during shutdown UTD building services supervisor and member of the facilities management...
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UTD custodian nominated for national custodian award

Integral Calculus exam crashes eLearning

Students unable to complete math test due to volume of test takers, make-up exam offered Students faced an eLearning crash,...
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Integral Calculus exam crashes eLearning

So close, yet so far

How to stay connected with friends during social distancing Among the major aspects of our daily routine, social interaction has...
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So close, yet so far

Why we publish what we do

Before an opinion piece is published in our paper, a rigorous process occurs beforehand. Columnists and writers approach our team...
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An open response to ‘I Hate Me’ from Mercury staffers

On March 9, The Mercury published an article that was offensive and harmful to the Transgender community. Michael Lockwood’s “I...
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‘Feel that celebration with them even though they’re not physically present with us’

Students discuss changes to their religious celebrations as a result of quarantine Students across campus are celebrating Passover, Easter and...
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‘Feel that celebration with them even though they’re not physically present with us’

My daughter, the healthcare worker

What it’s like to live with someone on the front lines My daughter is a healthcare worker at Parkland. She...
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My daughter, the healthcare worker

COVID-19 at UTD by the Numbers

Survey conducted, student discusses her experience with coronavirus After UTD’s campus closed and students left to slow the spread of...
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COVID-19 at UTD by the Numbers

Volunteering under quarantine

OSV provides list of remote volunteer opportunities Though in-person volunteer opportunities have been dwindling with the rise of COVID-19, the...
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Volunteering under quarantine

SUAAB holds virtual events for rest of semester

Following UTD’s transition to online classes, the Student Union & Activities Advisory Board canceled all of their remaining in-person spring...
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SUAAB holds virtual events for rest of semester

Undergraduate lab courses mitigate online shift

Virtual simulations, data analysis help instructors with web-based teaching Laboratory coordinators are using various methods to transition traditionally in-person lab...
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Undergraduate lab courses mitigate online shift

Gunman dead after hijacking DART bus in Richardson, wounding three officers

At about 11 a.m. today, a gunman boarded a DART bus in Richardson, opened fire and led police on a...
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Gunman dead after hijacking DART bus in Richardson, wounding three officers

Students face monetary losses after study abroad cancellations

University officials recently made the decision to suspend all international travel through the calendar year due to the coronavirus pandemic....
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Students face monetary losses after study abroad cancellations

Dead economy

How the COVID-19 response prioritizes corporations over individuals In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has seen...
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Dead economy

Hypocrisy of Democracy

How Joe Biden’s cult of personality harms women As Joe Biden’s political campaign was resurrected just over a month ago,...
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Hypocrisy of Democracy

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott aims to reopen state

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed three executive orders on April 17 in an effort to reopen the state amidst the...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott aims to reopen state

Local businesses face coronavirus pandemic head-on

How owners, managers are keeping their stores afloat With  a statewide order mandating social distancing in Texas, local businesses are...
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Local businesses face coronavirus pandemic head-on

Lights, Camera, Asian American

Why Asians in Hollywood movies need to move past token characters I’ve always wondered what it’s like to be a...
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Lights, Camera, Asian American

Financialization: A Tragedy

When profit takes precedence, students suffer Cranes, orange street signs, dirt and neon yellow jackets have all become sights UTD...
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Financialization: A Tragedy

Shelter-at-home(less)

Why supporting homeless shelters is critical during quarantine While many of us are safe within our own homes during the...
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Shelter-at-home(less)

Pro-sex, anti-love

How porn degrades women, distorts the mind “Abby” — we’ll call her — has what you might call the ideal...
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Pro-sex, anti-love

Positivi-tees

Senior creates brand of T-shirts with QR codes that prompt comforting stories, funny videos An engineering student aiming to lift...
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Positivi-tees

Comet Cupboard continues to operate despite physical location closing

Volunteers prepare boxes of food to distribute to students on first-come first-serve basis The Comet Cupboard’s campus location shut down...
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Comet Cupboard continues to operate despite physical location closing

Good Life Versus Long LIfe

'Being Mortal,’ rethinking end-of-life care Unfortunately, you’re going to die. However, through modern medicine, that can be postponed — risk...
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Good Life Versus Long LIfe

Ask Emily

Advice from one student to another The only thing on the news right now is the novel coronavirus, yet somehow...
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Ask Emily

Student counseling center continues therapy services online

Staff adjusts to online switch amidst coronavirus pandemic UTD’s Student Counseling Center has transitioned to online teletherapy in response to...
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Student counseling center continues therapy services online

Game Review: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

Popular simulation game lets players virtually socialize during stay-at-home orders Video games have a bad rap for ultra-violent gameplay filled...
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Game Review: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

Issue: 4/13/20

Graphic by Bianca Del Rio | Mercury Staff Graphic by Sarah Streety | Mercury Staff Graphic by Quinn Sherer |...
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Accessibility in online classes

How professors can accommodate disabled students amidst online shift With the switch to online learning, the Office of Student AccessAbility...
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Accessibility in online classes

Students leave on-campus housing, adjust to moving back home

How campus housing changed in wake of COVID-19 In mid-March, UTD began asking students living on campus to start the...
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Students leave on-campus housing, adjust to moving back home

International Self-Isolation

How to stay grounded in a foreign country during COVID-19 The novel coronavirus has disrupted the lives of billions and...
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International Self-Isolation

Pre-medical, pre-law advisors weigh in on credit/no credit grading

UTD recently announced that undergraduate students have the option to consider credit/no credit grading for their spring 2020 classes. Students...
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Pre-medical, pre-law advisors weigh in on credit/no credit grading

COVID-19 Timeline

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Helping Hands for Healthy Eating

Students, university step up to support community during pandemic As UTD shelters in place, students have formed a mutual aid...
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Helping Hands for Healthy Eating

How UTD professors are adapting to online classes

With the rest of the semester’s classes being moved online, professors at UTD have had to adjust their classwork to...
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How UTD professors are adapting to online classes

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09 14 20 Issue
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